Mineral Metabolism

Mineral metabolism disorders are abnormal levels of minerals – either too much or too little – in the blood.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is recognized as one of the nation’s leading clinical and research centers for the prevention, accurate diagnosis, and effective treatment of the spectrum of bone and mineral disorders.

Our specialists routinely diagnose and treat osteoporosis and kidney stones. We also specialize in treating mineral disorders like parathyroid disease and calcium disorders.

New & Noteworthy

Our team of researchers with the Charles and Jane Pak Center for Mineral Metabolism and Clinical Research developed the world’s most prescribed medication for the treatment of kidney stone disease, as well as a diagnostic test that effectively determines a person’s risk for developing kidney stones.

UT Southwestern physicians combine thoughtful, attentive care with state-of-the-art clinical and research resources unrivaled by other health care institutions. Our experienced physicians collaborate with patients to evaluate and select treatments that will achieve the highest level of results.

Our physicians have the extensive knowledge and expertise that comes from carefully evaluating and effectively treating thousands of patients at one of the pre-eminent research institutions for the study and treatment of osteoporosis, kidney stones, and mineral disorders.

In addition to prescribing helpful medications and lifestyle changes, our specialists perform advanced, minimally invasive, and traditional surgical procedures for kidney stone removal.

Our dedication to providing expert and compassionate care makes an important difference in our patients’ treatment and changes their outlook on the future. UT Southwestern physicians show patients how they can achieve a renewed state of health they may have not thought possible.